Theft is not as big an issue when you have a Scamp
5th wheel -- very few people have the goose-neck ball setup needed to tow it -- but I do worry about our Surfside
One of the things I plan on making for the Surfside
is a little tilt/shake detector circuit. Connected to its own battery
inside the trailer (separate from the battery
on the tongue, which could be disconnected), when it's turned on it will simply apply the trailer's electric brakes
when it detects movement. So the would-be-thief gives the trailer a pull, the brakes
come on and lock the axle
, the guy tugs again . . . and again . . . maybe disconnects the battery
on the tongue, tugs again . . . and again . . . then gives up because the trailer has an axle
problem or something.
It's a lot more subtle than an obvious ball-hitch lock or other device that can be cut off or otherwise subverted.